Sun-Thu, 6:30pm-2am; Fri, 6:30pm-4am
6pm-9pm; two-for-one drinks
J, M, Z at Bowery; B, D at Grand St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
This venue is now closed.
A bona-fide bourbon bar from the owners of Double Happiness, Palais Royale’s small, dimly-lit space, appointed with dark-wood, exposed brick and a well-worn tin ceiling is just rough enough around the edges to make brown-liquor bingers feel down and dirty. If you’re overwhelmed by the selection, the bartender can help you navigate the 40 varieties. A full bar and limited beer tap makes room for those seeking a more commonplace dive-bar experience, albeit one with a well-manicured pool table, a projection TV, and daily 2-for-1 happy-hour specials.
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